Park City Institute

Park City Institute and Strategic News Service is back for a third year of  its Future in Review Speaker Series. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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To open it's 19th season at the Park City Eccles Center, Park City Institute has been chosen for a rare opportunity to stream a live, one-on-one conversation with the man who's been called a traitor, a hero and a patriot - Edward Snowden. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has this week's update. State Representative Kraig Powell talks about legislation he's proposing for the January session. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr talks about the line up for this winter's Main Stage at the Eccles Center that opens December 5th with a conversation with Edward Snowden. Park City Council  Member Tim Henney reviews some of the business at Thursday's council meeting, including a new ordinance regulating trash and recycling bins in Old Town.

Park City Institute will open its 19th season December 5th with a live, exclusive conversation with the former NSA intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. Snowden leaked classified documents to journalists to expose illegal government surveillance. Under charges of espionage by the American government, Snowden remains in Russia in temporary asylum. He will come to the Eccles Center via closed video feed. Tickets go on sale to the general public October 1.

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  On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Nick Seifert, one of those who supports building a new indoor field house. Park City author Katie Mullaly talks about her new book, Land of Or - the first in a series of children's books. Park City Institute Teri Orr talks about the last three shows in this year's Big Stars Bright Nights Concert Series.

On today's Local News Hour, Summit Land Conservancy Director Cheryl Fox announces the latest conservation easement on 62 acres in Brown's Canyon. Kimball Art Center Director Robin Marrouche has the latest on 46th annual Arts Festival. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher introduces newly-hired Transportation Manager Caroline Ferris. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen stops by for her monthly update and Park City Institute director Teri Orr has details about Thursday's Easton Corbin concert at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member David Ure about Mountain Accord and the Be Wise Energize program. Tom Kelly and Artique owner Katie Stellpflug talk about Kelly's photography opening on Friday that will run through July at the Kamas gallery. Casey Vorwaller and Scot Adams with Park City Fire District talk about fireworks safety and Lucia Micarelli previews her performance Friday night as part of the Taste of Treme evening.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Park City planning Kirsten Whetstone about Wednesday's planning commission meeting.  Summit County manager Tom Fisher reviews the county council agenda, Pastor Charles Robinson is moderating Thursday's Project for Deeper Understanding on Death with Dignity. He's joined by two of the panelists, Yarrow Hospice director Liana Teteberg and Dr. Margaret Battin, a professor of philosophy and bioethics at the University of Utah and Teri Orr and Katie Wright have details on Thursday's TedXWomen event at the St. Regis.

In today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Alison Butz, director of the Historic Park City Alliance.  They discuss what could be a record season for Main Street businesses and what to do about the lack of parking as Main Street sees increasing growth.

The second of this year's SNS speaker series, held this Friday, features a man who believes that technology can solve most the world's problems, if it's seen in the right perspective.   Rick Brough has more.